The California Supreme Court dismissed a request to review a data theft class action against Sutter Health in one sentence, but the decision sends a bigger signal: there's no harm—or money to be had—unless there's evidence somebody used the stolen information.
Despite public ire aimed at executives at not-for-profit healthcare systems because of their multimillion-dollar pay packages, their salaries and total cash compensation continued to rise at a far faster clip than average worker salaries in 2012—the most recent year with full data available.
Investment gains combined with a tight rein on expenses raised the surplus of Scripps Health in the third quarter of its fiscal year, according to the San Diego-based system's most recent financial documents released Thursday.
A state appellate court Monday ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit that could have cost Sutter Health more than $4 billion when it ruled that millions of the healthcare system's patients had no right to sue over the theft of a computer with their personal, medical and insurance records on its hard...
Physician employment contracts with hospitals that were signed in the early days of healthcare reform are coming up for renewal.
Sutter Health is working with global Australian company Orion Health to build and establish a health information system that will allow doctors and hospitals inside and outside the Sutter system to securely share patient health information.
Sutter Health, a 24-hospital system in Sacramento, Calif., reported a small dip in revenue for the first quarter of the year, largely because of less revenue from capitated contracts. The system currently treats 252,315 individuals on a capitated basis across its hospitals.
Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System's move to merge with AtlantiCare in neighboring New Jersey is yet another example of consolidation underway by systems seeking to fortify and extend their market reach.
St. Louis-based Ascension Health is in talks to acquire an unnamed health insurer operating in 18 states that would be a significant escalation in the ongoing move by hospital operators into the insurance business in preparation for value-based payment models.
Ascension Health is in talks to acquire an unnamed insurance company that operates in 18 states, which would be a significant escalation in the brewing shift among hospital operators toward the business of selling health plans.
They call it the gray zone—the gradual deterioration of health experienced by many frail and chronically ill elderly, the condition that lies somewhere between treatable disease and terminal illness.
Plaintiffs are trying to revive a class-action lawsuit against northern California's Sutter Health that claims the 24-hospital system is violating antitrust laws by forcing insurance companies to cover all Sutter doctors and steer patients to the system.